Spaghetti-sandal version of the classic tales, dubbed into English.
Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to return to Athens to visit his ailing wife with the understanding he will then come back to face his punishment. Damon, a friend of Pythias, volunteers to be a hostage to guarantee Pythias's return. Dionysius doesn't expect Pythias to keep his end of the bargain, thus exposing the falsity of his beliefs, but Pythias proves to be a man of his word.
March 13, 2008 Subject:
Horrible quality on this
I was looking forward to seeing this telling of the most famous friendship in Greek mythology....but downloader beware: The video quality on this (I tried the DIVX version) is horrible. I wasn't expecting perfect print quality, or even a perfect video transfer...the problem here is that the video compression applied to the DIVX version (and I suspect the same quality would be seen in the other formats) is about half of what it SHOULD have been, looking far worse than the thumbnail images seen here. Add to that something almost worse: the aspect ratio has been horribly squeezed into a 256x256 square shape....a far cry from the "normal" ratio seen in the thumbnails. Instead of the 1:1 ratio, it SHOULD have been about 1.37:1. Playback with a media player which allows the aspect ratio to be changed doesn't help the quality because it's been squeezed too small. This should be redone and reuploaded.